Wednesday 21 February 2024, 10:00-19:00
County Hall, Belvedere Road, London, London SE1 7PB
Digitally connected ‘smart’ devices benefit society in a plethora of ways – from energy efficiencies to alleviating pressures on health services, as well as enhancing safety and supporting service provisions in public spaces.
These devices are constantly collecting, processing, and sharing our personal data and information. They communicate with one another over the internet infrastructure, connecting the physical world to the cyber world through sensors and actuators.
Internet connected technologies are ever more embedded into people’s lives – in homes, in public spaces, and are increasingly used in health and wellbeing sectors.
But what are the privacy and security implications for citizens living with connected technologies? And how can industry practice, research and public policies prioritise respectful privacy and strategic security?
Join leading experts in academia, government and industry to explore ideas of prioritising respectful privacy and strategic security of connected technologies.
Call for Contributions:
PETRAS welcomes exhibition contributions from applicants with social, technical, and multidisciplinary expertise in academia, and the public and private sectors. There is a broad scope for contributions on topics that consider issues of privacy and security of connected technologies impacting citizens, industry, and society more broadly. Please see the call guidelines below for more information.
- Call for Contributions Deadline: 12:00 15th December 2023.
- Please read the call guidelines here before submitting your form.
- Submit your expression of interest for this call using Microsoft Forms here.
10:00-17:00 | Talks
Professor Sir Anthony Finkelstein, President of City, University of London.
Anthony Finkelstein is a computer scientist and President of City, University of London. He was formerly the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security. During this time, Anthony’s research was based at The Alan Turing Institute and he held a Chair in Software Systems Engineering at University College London (UCL). Prior to this, he was Dean of the UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Head of UCL Computer Science. His scientific work is in the broad area of systems engineering.
Anthony is currently Chair of the Police Science Council and a member of the DfE National Implementation Board for Reform to Children’s Social Care. He will introduce the concept of intelligence equities and the dynamics of contested security.
Panel | Q&A:
Interconnected Challenges of Connected Places:
- What are the public perceptions of connected places?
- And how do these perceptions impact cybersecurity and privacy?
- What might be intended and unintended consequences?
Panel | Q&A
Prioritising Privacy and Security of Connected Homes:
- What is the general public’s understanding of the privacy and security implications of connected homes?
- Do people feel they have sufficient agency when selecting and deploying these technologies in their homes?
- How should privacy and security be prioritised?
Panel | Q&A:
Citizens’ Rights and the Cybersecurity Implications of Wearable Technologies:
- Is the public aware of how their health data is being stored and shared?
- What are the potential cybersecurity threats posed?
- What are the impacts of technologies aimed at specific groups, such FemTech?
PETRAS welcomes exhibition contributions from applicants with social, technical, and multidisciplinary expertise in academia, and the public and private sectors. There is a broad scope for contributions on topics that consider issues of privacy and security of connected technologies impacting citizens, industry, and society more broadly.
Please see the call guidelines above for more information.
17:00-19:00 Networking Reception
The event will conclude with a networking reception with PETRAS's expansive network of experts in academia, and the public and private sectors.
This event is supported by UKRI’s Innnovate UK. Innovate UK support business-led innovation in all sectors, technologies and UK regions. They help businesses grow through the development and commercialisation of new products, processes, and services, supported by an outstanding innovation ecosystem that is agile, inclusive, and easy to navigate.
PETRAS is funded by EPSRC and Innovate UK as part of the Security of Digital Technologies at the Periphery (SDTaP) programme. The SDTaP programme supports the development of a safe and secure Internet of Things (IoT).
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